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Dab A Pumpkin: For Active Learners

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Increasing positive choices by increasing activity

I have moved from my own PreK daycare to a non profit preschool. One of our “friends” is very active and expressive emotionally. I made this game to use during a transition or “at need” time. OR in morning when energy is at highest after bus ride.

It allows my friend to throw a soft dice and hopefully this will transfer into the classroom to “think and throw my dice”. Which is safe and won’t hurt other friends or teachers. Additionally, if my friend is practicing getting his dice to throw instead of other things, my hope is to practice “stop and think” – where eventually we can work to reach out with other help then throwing.

I may use this game format in future for small group activity.

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PreSchool Math Sensory Bin

PreSchool Math Sensory Bin

Each Student gets a card with the amount of objects to find in the sensory bin.

Pour a bunch of different beans into $ store cloth “baskets”. Added tongs. Added each number of object as indicated on card. 1 glass bead-2 pipecleaner shamrocks- 3 puffs, and so forth. This is a St Patrick theme bin, but I have used these cards for different themes. Or no theme, its a great fill in activity.

Laminate the cards, or print off a stack.

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Math blog that makes a difference: Math Geek Mama

Sharing an experience, unaffiliated with MathGeekMama.com .

At my daycare, I work with my preschooler’s older Brother. He is entering 2nd grade this year. I have some elementary school training, including a paraprofessional certificate. However not since Common Core was introduced.

Math Geek Mama doesn’t target Common Core, but she DOES target how to teach math. From preschool through elementary grades. So after reading and applying some of her instruction, my student’s execution of all the common core steps IMPROVED.

If you want some beneficial points to improve teaching math in home school, or how to help your child improve his public school math, check out Math Geek Mama.

We are all busy and can only afford enough time for a few subscriptions. Math Geek Mama is definitely a worthwhile resource to follow, beyond free printables.

https://mathgeekmama.com/how-to-add-decimals/